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for a ban on assault weapons and high- capacity ammunition magazines. the nra says congress will not approve either. we will spend the hour on guns, believing -- beginning with colin goddard, a survivor of the virginia tech massacre that killed 32. >> we're up against an industry, people who profit when others use bullets. we really have to engage the citizens of voice to drown out the industry that profits from shootings like this continually in our country. >> will host a debate about placing armed police officers in schools. critics say this helps school- to-prison. the deep financial ties to the firearm industry. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama is set to propose sweeping new gun restrictions today more than a month after the newtown school massacre. obama reportedly will call for a ban on assault weapons and high- capacity ammunition magazines as well as expanded background checks for gun buyers. in washington, jay carney said obama will hold the campaign- style public even to unveil hi
was there holding a sign saying "the nra has blood on its hands." she was taken out by security as one of the heads of the nra spoke. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the piece ball, which was held at the mead center for american theater, was thought affiliated with any party. thousands came out. the number of official balls celebrating open as an operation is down from 10 in 2009 to just two this year. this time obama agreed to except unlimited corporate funding. donors have been offered a number of sponsorship options including the top tier of $1 million for institutions, $250,000 for individuals. in contrast, corporate lobbyists and political action committee donors were banned in 2009. individual contributions were capped at $50,000. several of the nation's best powerful corporate lobbying forces are bankrolling this year's festivities including at&t, microsoft, southern co. which have collectively spent almost $160 million on lobbying since obama first took office. today's ceremony falls on the third anniversary of one of the supreme court
universal background checks including private sales. >> the meeting included officials with the nra, who quickly attacked biden's task force in a statement shortly after. the nra said -- a number of states have got to tackle gun violence on their own following the newtown massacre. in colorado, democratic governor john hickenlooper proposed thursday to require universal background checks on all state gun sales. his plan comes the day after new york governor andrew cuomo called for tightening the state assault weapons ban and limiting high-capacity magazines. all this comes as yet another school shooting occurred thursday, this time in california. a 16-year-old student armed with a shotgun walked into his high school and fired a fellow student, leaving the victim seriously wounded. the shooter fired at another student, but missed his target. the kern county police sheriff said he was carrying multiple rounds of shotgun ammunition. >> there was an active shooter that did not show up for school this morning for first period, then interrupted the class halfway through it, armed with a shotgu
, connecticut senator chris murphy predicted a defeat of nra efforts to block the approval of a new assault weapons ban. >> his job to say no gun control and has congress, but they are wrong. they will see they are wrong as this president brings the full weight of his office to the house and senate and as republicans and democrats grievously have pledged to the nra start turning a different direction. i think today is an important day because it gives a clear forum for people across newtown, across the state, and across this nation and lecturer -- clear the status quo is not ok when it comes to the laws on guns in this country. >> new figures show u.s. military suicides broke another all-time record last year. 349 active duty soldiers took their own lives in 2012, far exceeding the number of u.s. troops killed in battle, according to the pentagon. the previous record of 310 suicides within army ranks was set in 2009. the figures do not include veterans no longer enlisted in the military. president obama has rolled out a new round of talks with republicans on raising the government's borrowi
was the nra head wayne lapierre, who has vocally opposed any gun control measures, including the assault weapons ban. he sparred with senator dick durbin of illinois over the issue of whether background checks -- tighter background checks could to terror and violence. go,f it imillion if you let thm you're not preventing them from getting to the next crime scene. >> that is the point. the criminals will not go to purchase the guns because there will be a background check for it will stop them from the original purchase. you missed that point completely. i think it is basic. >> as the hearing on gun control took place, another mass shooting was unfolding, this time in arizona. one person was killed, another two wounded when a gunman opened fire in an office building in phoenix. the suspect, arthur harmon, fled the scene and remains at large. he was reportedly in a dispute with the dead victim. in chicago, hadiya pendleton, 15-year-old girl, who performed at president obama's inauguration last week, has been killed in a random shooting. hshe was with a group of friends when an unknown gunm
a school or giving one to minors. the administration is reportedly hoping to counter nra opposition by convincing gun retailers such as walmart that the new measures would help their profits. news of the proposals comes after yet another shooting in aurora, colorado, site of the nation's second worse than rampage last year after newtown. a gunman killed three people in and our colorado home on saturday before being shot dead by police. aurora is where suspect james holmes allegedly killed 12 people and wounded 58 others during a midnight movie screening in july. in aurora police spokesperson described the latest shooting. >> kept persisting on him coming out and surrounding -- surrendering. he did not. then he came to a second story window with a gun and fired upon as a second time, this time shots were returned. the suspect was hit. he has been pronounced dead. we have sent people in and have confirmed there were three other victims inside who have all been pronounced dead at this time. >> colorado is set to open its largest shooting rage to date, the cheyenne mountain shooting com
is the answer to make our schools safer. everyone cares about that. then the connection between the nra with peter stone and the gun industry. we are not brought to buy the weapons industry. we can bring you this unfettered discretion. you believe these issues are a matter of life or death. make the call that makes a difference. your call counts. we cannot do this without you. connection betweenonly togethea difference. you make it possible. whether you pledge $50 or $100 -- you can get "the realm of hungry ghosts." you can get all three of the books and the dvd of today's interview -- rather, speech -- we did not even played a half of it. but you get the whole thing. make the call that makes a difference. keep independent media alive. make it one of your first things in january. start the year off on the right footing, inshore independent media continues. we ask you to make the call that makes a difference. your call counts. we do not have much time. i want to thank greg for calling in from california. keep these phone calls coming in. we cannot do this without you. the tote bag is you
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